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Pops vs. Kids in 1965

Every Tuesday night in the summer of 1965 at the Bob Cash farm, northwest of Clear Lake, a baseball game was played in the Pasture League.  The league only had two teams, the “Kids” and the “Pops.”  Youngsters played with the “Kids” until they were married.  As soon as they get married they had to…
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25 Years Ago August 1990

The level of Clear Lake came up a welcomed eight-inches thanks to a steady, heavy rain Friday and Saturday, but damages caused by the rains were not so welcomed by Clear Lakers.  The deluge of water overloaded storm sewer lines and caused numerous incidents of flooding and damage.  The lake level rose to 31.44” below…
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50 Years Ago July 1965

Total deposits in Clear Lake’s two banks, Community National Bank and Clear Lake Bank and Trust, and in the Clear Lake Federal Savings and Loan amounted to more than $15,000,000 in reports as of June 30.  This is an increase of $1,596,564.02 in total assets over a year ago. The Cobblestone Players are presenting John…
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85 Years Ago August 1930

Superintendent Pease and family, of Buffalo Center, Iowa, arrived in Clear Lake and are nicely settled in their home on North Second Street, which they purchased from the Eleanor Hansen estate. The hardware store of McGowan and Sheridan has undergone extensive improvements in the arrangement of counters and tables for the display of goods, making…
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100 Years Ago July 1915

An awful suspense brooded over this community from Friday until Tuesday of last week and to the family of O.V. Goldthorpe the skies were all leaden and the clouds dropped nothing but sadness and sorrow.  Friday the two-year old son had played in the yard and disappeared.  The only clue was that in the stream…
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